Irritating Dryness — A Poem — 22 February 2015

Desert Dryness

There is a dryness
in the desert
that burns your eyes
and makes your skin itch.
The dryness of a writer
unable to write
is like that.
An active aridity
that irritates.

There is a dryness
of fresh laundry
that crackles and sparks
and clings with static vigor .
The dryness of a writer
unable to write
is like that.
An electrical energy
that irritates.

There is a dryness
in certain wines
that tickles the tongue
and whets the appetite.
The dryness of writer
unable to write
is like that.
A fluid infertility
that irritates.

by C Eric Funston
22 February 2015

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